Whistle-blower complains to SEBI against Sun Pharma, alleges insider trading: Report
150-page document sent to market regulator in September, drugmaker says it has not yet been contacted by SEBI. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health care giant McKesson packing HQ bags for Texas
McKesson Corp., the giant health care distribution company at the center of the nation's opioid epidemic, will move its headquarters from downtown San Francisco to suburban Dallas The decision, disclosed Friday afternoon, isn't a big surprise: The low-profile company (NYSE: MCK) last year sold its high-profile headquarters building at One Post St. for more than $300 million. What's more, incoming CEO Brian Tyler lives in Las Colinas, an upscale Irving enclave, about 15 mile s northwest of Dallas,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Governor's budget addresses $950M Oregon Medicaid budget hole
The funding package is broader-based and longer-term than the last time around. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Merkley proposes bill to cap Rx drug prices
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced a bill to prohibit drug companies from charging more for prescription drugs in the U.S. than they do in other developed nations. “Americans have been ripped off by pharmaceutical companies for too long,” Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, said in a written statement. “The only people in this country who think drug prices aren’t way too high are getting rich from drug company profits. It’s time to stand up to the drug companies’ lobbyists, and stand up for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Fortune 500 company to move headquarters from California to DFW
Health care giant and Fortune 500 company McKesson Corp. announced Friday plans to move its global headquarters from San Francisco to Las Colinas. The San Francisco Business Times, a sister publication to the Dallas Business Journal, first reported in November that McKesson appeared to be setting the stage to shift its corporate operations to North Texas. At the time, McKesson (NYSE: MCK) denied that its headquarters was in play. However, the company, which ranks sixth on the Fortune 500 and was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

D.C. Council members to tweak proposal to help GWU Hospital expansion plan
The proposed legislation is being modified in the wake of opposition. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Amgen And UCB Announce FDA Advisory Committee Meeting To Review EVENITY ™ (romosozumab) For The Treatment Of Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women At High Risk For Fracture
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Nov. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and UCB (Euronext Brussels: UCB) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee (BRUDAC) will review data supporting the Biologics License Application (BLA) for EVENITYTM (romosozumab) for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture at a meeting on Jan. 16, 2019. "After a fracture, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are five times more likely to fracture in the subsequent year, and these fractures can be life-changing. Yet ...
Source: Amgen News Release - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Brentwood health company expands to five states in first two years
A 2-year-old Brentwood-based dermatology practice-management company has staked its claim out west, but the founders' experience in the dialysis space may help the company expand closer to home. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Washington University gets $20 million gift
The Washington University School of Medicine this week received a $20 million gift from Scottrade Financial Services' founder Rodger Riney and his wife, Paula. Scottrade was acquired last year by TD Ameritrade in a $4 billion deal. Scottrade's longtime CEO, Rodger Riney and his family had owned Scottrade through family trusts. The gift establishes the Paula C. and Rodger O. Riney Blood Cancer Research Initiative Fund. The money will be used to research to improve treatment options and life expectancy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

New blood-draw tech at Colorado hospital means fewer pokes, happier patients
In just six weeks, the hospital has avoided about 4,000 patient needle-sticks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Dodson Source Type: news

Monthly News Roundup - November 2018
FDA Approves Truxima as the First Biosimilar to Rituxan In November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truxima (rituximab-abbs) injection from Celltrion as the first biosimilar to Rituxan (rituximab) for the treatment of adult... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

State's largest nurses union adds workers from St. Luke's Hospital
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is set to gain hundreds of new members with the unionization of St. Luke ’s Hospital in New Bedford. Thursday's vote at the hospital, part of Southcoast Health System, will bring 722 registered nurses into the health care union, which is already the largest in the state with 23,000 members. “We hope to work with everyone at St. Luke’s in a positive way to create excellent outcomes,” said one St. Luke’s nurse, Kate Hughes, in a statement issued by the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Mastering evolution: the first gene-edited babies
Scientists have the tools to permanently alter human DNA, but some fear genetic meddling could have unintended consequences (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Family Functioning Does Not Impact Family Dinner, Diet Link
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- Among adolescents and young adults, family dinner frequency is associated with healthful dietary intake, regardless of family functioning, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in JAMA Network Open. Kathryn Walton,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teva Recalls Two Blood Pressure Medications
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- All lots of amlodipine/valsartan and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination blood pressure tablets have been recalled by Teva Pharmaceuticals due to higher-than-acceptable levels of a chemical that may cause... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Limiting Social Media May Improve Psychological Well-Being
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- Limiting social media use to 30 minutes per day may lead to significant improvement in well-being, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Melissa G. Hunt,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- A case description can reliably define patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), according to a study published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Pediatrics. Matthew J. Elrick, M.D., Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Presence of Antiphospholipid Antibodies Tied to First-Time MI
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- There is a strong and independent association between the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) and first-time myocardial infarction (MI), according to a research letter published recently in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IC — Pennon, Greggs, Thomas Cook
Companies analysis from our sister publication (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Billionaire Vs. Drug Firms; Throwing Pharma Under The Bus; What A Vintage iPhone Means For Healthcare
Yesterday, some of the top minds in healthcare gathered near Columbus Circle in Manhattan for the seventh annual Forbes Healthcare Summit. Here are some highlights. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

British home care group saved by last-ditch sale
Allied Healthcare bought after regulator warns of possible bankruptcy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dems have pocketed millions from pharma industry
Top House Republican also received more than $1M from drugmakers since 2007. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

eBook: Smart Pharma 2018
Results from our Smart Pharma survey, how pharma can implement digital tools at scale, how to boost cybersecurity and more. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA clears Editas to test gene-editing drug in humans
The FDA has signed off on Cambridge startup Editas Medicine's plans to launch its first-ever clinical trial, which will make it among the first U.S. companies to test the gene editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 in humans. Editas (Nasdaq: EDIT) said Friday that the FDA had approved the launch of an early-stage trial of its drug for the most common cause of childhood blindness. The treatment uses CRISPR/Cas9, which allows scientists to replace or eliminate disease-causing segments of DNA. The study,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

AbbVie Announces HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab) Global Patent License with Pfizer
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 30, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced today patent license agreements with Pfizer over its proposed biosimilar adalimumab product. Under the terms of the agreements, AbbVie will grant... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Licensing AbbVie, Pfizer, biosimilar, HUMIRA, adalimumab (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medicare changes could pain drugmakers
The latest proposal from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may widen the circle of drugmakers who will be negatively affected. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meet Kaiser Permanente's new leader in Hawaii
Dave Underriner is new to Kaiser Permanente, but no stranger to the health care industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Largest Buffalo Diagnostic Imaging Centers
Rank Name/ prior (*new or not ranked)/ URL Total diagnostic imaging patients Imaging outpatients Ima (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Fighting Diabetes With Graph Analytics
The diabetes research institutes Dr. Jarasch works with have 50 different databases in different locations. Additionally, there are hundreds of thousands of Excel workbooks, thousands of questionnaires, and 30 additional databases to manage biological samples. Connecting all that data is powerful. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dan Woods, Contributor Source Type: news

Boston Startup Aims To Change How Primary Care Is Done In America
Boston startup Brio Systems is aiming the change the way primary care is done in America by using easily administered blood tests to prevent chronic diseases like diabetes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Daniel D ' Ambrosio, Contributor Source Type: news

Opioid deaths, suicide drive down life expectancy
Life expectancy rates in the United States declined for the third year in a row as gains from heart disease and cancer treatment advances flattened and drug overdose and suicide rates rose. The average American can now expect to live 78.6 years, down from 78.7 years in 2016, according to the report from the National Center for Health Statistics. “Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the nation’s overall health and these sobering statistics are a wakeup call that we are losin g too many Americans,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

The Insurance Companies That Are Most Likely To Refuse To Pay Doctors
Just like their patients, physicians also navigate a challenging reimbursement environment. A recent study shows which payers are most likely to reject the bills submitted to them by physicians'offices, demonstrating how burdensome it is for physicians to receive payment for their services. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Drug Overdose Deaths In The U.S. Hit Record High [Infographic]
According to the CDC, U.S. synthetic opioid overdose deaths increased by 45% last year. Deaths from car accidents, gun violence and AIDS have never proven as deadly in a single year as drugs have for Americans in 2017. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news

State to receive funds from $50B Bloomberg initiative to fight opioid addiction
Pennsylvania will be the first state to receive funding to battle the opioid epidemic from a $50 billion initiative announced Friday by the Bloomberg Philanthropies. The state will be getting at least $10 million to fund its efforts to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths, just a day after the Centers for Disease Control named Pennsylvania, along with West Virginia and Ohio, as having the highest age-adjusted rates of opioid-overdose deaths. Pennsylvania ranks No. 1 in drug overdose deaths… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Report: Another Triad hospital increases minimum wage
Elkin's Hugh Chatham Hospital is the latest Triad health-care system to increase its minimum wage for workers. According to a report in the Winston-Salem Journal, the hospital said it will boost minimum pay to $12 an hour beginning Jan. 6. The Journal said the hospital didn't say how many of its 800 employees will receive the raise., “The minimum living wage increase is part of a system-wide wage analys is that will result in across-the-board pay increases for existing employees, and market-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margaret Moffett Source Type: news

Democrats taking key leadership jobs have pocketed millions from pharma industry
Top House Republican also received more than $1M from drugmakers since 2007. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nimble biotechs become vital partners for large pharma groups
Need to find innovative medicines fuels new collaborations for UK small-caps (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bone Indices on CT Scan Predict Fracture Risk in Older Adults
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- High-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) indices improve prediction of fracture beyond bone mineral density and Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) scores in older adults, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- The incidence of amphetamine and opioid use has increased among pregnant women, especially in rural counties, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the American Journal of Public Health. Lindsay K. Admon, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For Teen Girls, Depression May Predict Subsequent Alcohol Use
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- For adolescent girls, depression, but not anxiety, predicts future alcohol use, according to a study published online Nov. 25 in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Jessica L. Schleider, Ph.D., from the Stony... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- For veterans with diabetes and concomitant chronic kidney disease (CKD), CKD care, including ordering laboratory tests and scheduling nephrology referrals, varies considerably by facility, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Results of Pediatric Genomic Epilepsy Tests Often Reclassified
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- The interpretation of genomic epilepsy tests has evolved rapidly in the last five years, and genetic variants identified in pediatric patients are often reclassified, according to research published online Nov. 5 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rotating Night Shift Work, Lifestyle Factors Linked to T2DM
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- Both rotating night shift work and unhealthy lifestyle are associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes among female nurses, with a significant additive interaction, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Burnout, Satisfaction Vary With Age, Sex Among Neurologists
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- Burnout, career satisfaction, and well-being vary by age and sex among neurologists, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in Neurology. Kathrin LaFaver, M.D., from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher Cardiovascular Risk Seen With Psoriatic Arthritis
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- Cardiovascular risk should be carefully evaluated in patients with psoriatic arthritis, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Rub én Queiro, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hypnotherapy Beats Education for Relief of IBS Symptoms
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- For patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), individual and group hypnotherapy are more effective than educational supportive therapy in relieving symptoms, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in The Lancet... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- The incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) is higher in men than women, but several risk factors are more strongly linked to MI in women, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in The BMJ. Elizabeth R.C. Millett,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Walgreens CEO: Humana partnership doesn't 'need to go as far as full integration'
With the $69 billion merger of CVS and Aetna in the books, the next big cross-segment deal in U.S. health care might not be a mega merger. Stefano Pessina, CEO and executive vice chairman of Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., said his company and Humana are evaluating moving their relationship beyond an ongoing clinical pilot program in the Kansas City metro. Pessina's remarks, which were made in an interview at t he 2018 Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York City, came amid speculation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Economists are skeptical of AG's limits on Beth Israel, Lahey hospital merger
Some health care economists say the agreement ’s main provision — the price caps — doesn't do enough to prevent an anti-competitive health care market from emerging. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

North Carolina's largest hospitals
This is a list of North Carolina's largest hospitals, ranked by number of licensed beds. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news